DREAMHACK AND SPORT1 JOIN FORCES: PREMIUM CS:GO AND ROCKET LEAGUE EVENTS LIVE ON eSPORTS1
STARTING IN MAY, eSPORTS1 WILL AIR FIVE DREAMHACK TOURNAMENTS, FEATURING THE GAMES CS:GO AND ROCKET LEAGUE, LIVE – INCLUDING CORSAIR DREAMHACK MASTERS
ISMANING, GERMANY/STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
APRIL 17, 2019.
Today DreamHack announced its content partnership with German sports network SPORT1. During 2019, five premium events featuring CS:GO and Rocket League will be shown live on pay-TV channel eSPORTS1. The new collaboration includes platform-neutral and TV-exclusive media rights for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to DreamHack Masters in Dallas and Malmö as well as the DreamHack Pro Circuit Events in Dallas, Valencia, and Montreal. This will add two more popular games to eSPORTS1’s live output, which already includes events from League of Legends, Dota 2, FIFA 19, Overwatch, Hearthstone and Pro Evolution Soccer.
Daniel von Busse, COO TV and Member of the Board of Sport1 GmbH: “With DreamHack, we welcome on board our next strong content partner to eSPORTS1, with their considerable experience of showcasing major eSports events. With the new partnership, eSPORTS1 now offers live events from all currently popular eSports games. DreamHack Masters is one of the top event series in CS:GO – our viewers can look forward to some first-class entertainment. We are convinced that even the still relatively new Rocket League will also be a hit with the community.”
“We are delighted to have signed this partnership with SPORT1 which will make our CS:GO and Rocket League tournaments accessible to a wider German-speaking public,” said DreamHack Chief Product Officer Michael Van Driel. “SPORT1 is a professional and well-known sports network and their dedicated esports channel, eSPORTS1, is simply a perfect fit from DreamHack.”
PREMIUM DREAMHACK EVENTS LIVE AND IN HIGHLIGHTS ON eSPORTS1
Featuring massive arenas, $250,000 prize money and the 16 best CS:GO teams in the world, DreamHack Masters is one of the premium Counter-Strike tournaments – and this year eSPORTS1 will be in on the action. The series kicks off with DreamHack Masters Dallas, running from May 31 through June 2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in the Texan metropolis. eSPORTS1 will also show DreamHack Masters Malmö live from October 1 through 6.
This year the Rocket League tournament series DreamHack Pro Circuit consists of four events, each of which will see 32 teams competing for $100,000 in prize money. eSPORTS1 will join them in May to show the last three tournaments in Dallas (May 31 – June 2), Valencia (July 4 – 6) and Montreal (September 6 – 8).
At the heart of the action with SPORT1: The leading 360° sports platform in the German-speaking region stands for premium live sport, proven sports expertise, and high-quality, entertaining reporting. Under the multimedia umbrella brand SPORT1, Sport1 GmbH, a company of the Constantin Medien Group, combines all its TV, Online, Mobile, Audio and Social Media activities. In the TV segment, the sports media company based in Ismaning, near Munich, Germany, has a portfolio that comprises free-TV channel SPORT1 as well as pay-TV channels SPORT1+ and eSPORTS1, which are available on various platforms in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Moreover, SPORT1.de, one of Germany’s leading sports platforms, provides up-to-the-minute multimedia content as well as comprehensive livestream and video offers. SPORT1’s diverse offerings also include its own YouTube channel as well as gaming and esports output. In the mobile sector, the SPORT1 apps are among the most successful German-language sports apps.
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DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 20 years to a global phenomenon as the digital festival for today’s youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals feature multiple esports competitions, live music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer esports and continues to be one of the largest global producers of esports content. Millions of viewers tune in from all over the world to watch DreamHack broadcasts every year. DreamHack events welcomed over 310,000 visitors in 2018.
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